News Tagged ‘Luxury Teas’

Afternoon Tea With Chateau Rouge Vanilla Rooibos Cupcakes – recipe by The Charmed Cupcake

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

‘Chateau Rouge!?’ I hear you say.

You are probably thinking I am somewhere in the heart of France enjoying afternoon tea in a Château. I wish I was – I love tea and I love châteaux. In actual fact Chateau Rouge is the name of a luxury tea company based in London.

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Mothers Day Facebook Competition – Like / Share. WIN £36.85 tea and teapot!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

 

The Real Art of Tea Drinking

Monday, January 28th, 2013

‘A-R-T’ and ‘T-E-A’: two very small words with a big connection. Let’s not get off to a confused start… I’m not trying to tell you that the contents of your kitchen cupboard are auction-worthy, that your office tea slave is the next Picasso or that your morning mugful is a masterpiece in the making. Nor am I launching a fierce campaign to see a soggy teabag win the Nobel Prize for Art. I simply wish to draw your attention to the generally unappreciated value placed upon the tea leaf in the world of art. Why am I doing this? Hidden amongst the shadows of great masterpieces and swarms of magnus opera lay paintings and posters, wondrous and breathtaking, depicting the act of drinking tea. A patron of the tea world, I implore you to follow me into the misty shadows of the art world as I shed light on those forgotten gems, torch in hand. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Pouring Tea after Years of Coffee…

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Add this to the list of things science can’t explain, like the Taos hum or Naga fireballs. I’m an insurance adjuster. We’re a jaded, thick-skinned lot, and no matter what names you call us or legal action you threaten, we get all our crying done the first month on the job. We chomp animal crackers while we crunch numbers, and hold Dum Dum suckers in our cheeks like Kojak, white stick hanging from lips all day long. Sometimes we make you listen to You Can’t Always Get What You Want on the Muzak while you wait on hold for us to decide your economic fate. We take our coffee thick and dark, the most hardcore among us chain smoking between cases of Diet Coke or bourbon at our desks.

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Creme Earl Grey…pure leaf tea poetry

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

We’re feeling very philosophical this lazy autumn Sunday afternoon at ‘le Chateau’ (aka Chateau Rouge Teas home). Enjoying a delicious pot of Earl Grey Leaf Tea in one of our new glass tea pots and pondering over some beautiful dreamy poetry thanks to Laura…

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007…On Secret Mission to Tea…

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Maybe this has happened to you… Someone loves coffee. You love tea. You want to be more than co-hot-drinkers. If only your “someone” would share your sipping. It’s a hard road, to convert someone from one hot-drink preference to another. Not that you would presume to try such a thing. But what if you had a moment of naughty intention, just for the sake of… you know, bonding over loose leaves?

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Chateau Rouge Teas launches resealable foil pouches. Available in 10 to 250 grams sizes

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

In addition to the already successful retail range of teas sold in in stores like Harvey Nichols in London, Chateau Rouge has launched an extended range of teas packed in smaller sizes. The new smaller pouches will be available in 10g, 50g, 100g and 250g resealable foil tea pouches for all our loose leaf teas. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Tea tasting at the beautiful Sofitel Spa – St James London

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Tea tasting at the beautiful Sofitel 5 Star Spa - St James Piccadilly London


 

Luxury…Darjeeling Express…the most memorable train trip in the world in search of the best first flush Darjeeling teas…

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Darjeeling Train Fruit shop stopMemories of Darjeeling…

As I sit here on the train from London to St. Ives, winding my way through the beautiful Dorset countryside memories come flooding back to me of the times I have been aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. This is quite simply the most mesmerising journey I have ever been on . Words can do little justice to the serene beauty on offer during this seven hour weave through the Himalayan Mountains.

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The BEST Rooibos Tea in the world…

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Chateau Rouge Organic Rainforest Alliance Long cut Rooibos Redbush

Having looked at the now number of rooibos teas available in the market, and having drunk more than my fair share of Rooibos over the last 30 years, I thought it set out what really sets our Rooibos apart. Why all Rooibos was are not made equal…

Rooibos or redbush tea from South Africa is gaining such popularity that it might well rival gold and diamonds as one of South Africa’s biggest exports. So having looked at the market again the last few weeks and the number of new Rooibos tea products available, I thought this a good opportunity to take a look at what makes a good Rooibos a good Rooibos. First and foremost is the quality of the leaf – and yes, not all Rooibos teas is created equal and you do get what you pay for. Read the rest of this entry »